Lime has relaunched Jump bikes in the SACOG region, restoring an option for those looking for safe, sustainable and socially distanced transportation options.
Sacramento and West Sacramento are the fifth relaunch of Jump bikes in the US, following Lime’s acquisition of the brand earlier this year, with several others anticipated in the coming months.
Lime will launch 200 bikes immediately across the two cities and ramp up to 600 bikes based on rider demand.
“With Jump bikes returning to the Sacramento region, residents now have more options to travel sustainably throughout the cities,” said Karla Owunwanne, Government relations director at Lime. “We know our riders prefer options, and with bikes and scooters now available in one place, they can easily pick what’s best for their specific trip length.
“We’re excited that our users can now turn to Lime for all trips under five miles in the SACOG region. With more modes at their fingertips, Sacramento area riders will help make streets safer and reduce emissions by replacing car trips, doing their part to prevent increased car usage from becoming the new normal.”
Sacramento vice mayor Jeff Harris added: “The relaunch of bike share in the region is key to helping us reach our climate action and equity goals related to transportation. As our community gradually reopens it’s imperative that we have clean, accessible, and reliable transportation alternatives that make it easy for people to leave their cars at home. Bike share is a fun, safe, and convenient way to get around our city.”
Jump bikes will initially be available through the Lime app but will also return to the Uber app in the next few weeks. Pricing for Jump starts at $1 to unlock and $0.20 per minute to ride. Jump bikes are also available to those enrolled in the Lime Access programme for lower-income individuals, priced at $5 for an annual membership that allows for up to five free, 30-minute rides per day.
Lime also offers free rides of 30 minutes up to five times a day for public health and safety workers under its LimeAid programme. Monthly plans that bring down the per-trip cost for frequent riders include $59.99 for 25 trips and $49.99 for unlimited unlocks and 200 minutes.
As part of its return to the SACOG region, Lime will launch scooters in West Sacramento for the first time, beginning with 100 scooters, in addition to 25 bikes, with plans to slowly ramp up both fleets based on demand. Lime scooters will also be available in Sacramento.
“Welcome back to one of our urban core’s most popular transportation innovations,” said West Sacramento mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “More and more of our residents and visitors are getting around now on foot or by pedal, and scooters and bike-share are key part of that climate-friendly micromobility portfolio.
“With fewer cars on the road and more folks out walking and biking than ever, there has never been a safer time for scooter and bike-share on West Sacramento streets.
“Lime’s service area will include all of West Sacramento and we will be working with them to increase the number of bikes and scooters in the city to ensure micromobility is an option for everyone who wants to use it.”